Chris Adams cma at cmadams.net
Fri Oct 12 18:37:43 UTC 2018

Once upon a time, Randy Bush <randy at psg.com> said:
> do folk have experience with platforms where ifIndexes are not stable
> across reboots etc?  how do you deal with it?  do some of those
> platforms trap on change?

Is there any good excuse that SNMP client software can't handle a basic
design of SNMP - indexed tables?  ifIndex is far from the only index in
SNMP, and many of them still change today at various times.

It isn't that hard to fetch the indexed field in a bulk get, rewalking
the table if you don't get what you expected.  Cricket did this in 1999.
Chris Adams <cma at cmadams.net>

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